Mounia Akl is an award-winning Lebanese filmmaker. Her short film, Submarine (2016), was in the Official Selection of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation), SXSW, TIFF and Dubai Film Festival where it won the Muhr Jury Prize. In 2017, Mounia took part in the Lebanon Factory and co-directed a short film El Gran Libano which opened Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and screened at BFI London among others.


Costa Brava, Lebanon (2021, D’A 2022), El Gran Líbano (codirected, short, 2017), Lebanon Factory (codirected, 2017), Submarine (short, 2016), Eva (short, 2014), Christine (short, 2014), Anoesis (short, 2011), Cheers, to Those Who Stay (short, 2010), Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not) (short, 2009)